Here I Am, painting about loneliness and sadness, art featuring an Emperor Penguin, art with nesting stone, painting of rock, mating ritual art, painting about love, art meaning partnership, painting about levitating, art with floating rocks and flowers, painting about finding a partner, courtship art, anthropomorphism art, painting of Antarctic, art with clouds and sky, royal crown painting, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

This piece was born through a collaboration with the collectors who purchased “The Forlorn Emperor”. They loved the painting but thought him a bit overly sad and lonely. So, we began brainstorming about what a companion painting might look like – a mate for the emperor. And in all her open-hearted brilliance, amid a swirl of flowers and riding a Wishing Stone, a princess appeared. “Yoohoo, her I am!” she announces.

Here I Am

16 x 12 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection